I’ve been off in my own world lately
locked away in my own head
the voices have come back recently
but they want me to paint instead
“crazy colors!” one shouts
“like a drunken dream” another suggests
then still another tells me to add dark twists
but I think it surely jests.
I’ve been following all their advice
and painting after painting ive sold
I’ve successfully sparked the madness again
and have many a story that needs be told
so when you see my paintings
or perhaps read this poem
just smile and be glad
the voices have come back home